Bone Cement

Authored by: Julie Hasenwinkel

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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The focus of this entry is the application of bone cement for total joint fixation. In this application, the primary functions of bone cement are to stabilize the prosthesis and transfer mechanical loads between the implant and the bone. Powder-liquid based acrylic bone cements remain the gold standard for fixation of total joint prostheses.

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